Windows 10: Stop asking How do you want to open this file


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    Windows 10
       24 Mar 2018 #1

    Stop asking How do you want to open this file


    This happens a lot. I double-click a file to open and a popup windows appears asking How do you want to open this file?

    It already has the program associated with it highlighted, but I still have to check the box to Always use this program and then click OK.

    These are file types that are already associated with programs. And yes, I do know how to do that.

    All the searching I've done on this topic only tells how to associate file types with programs. But this is happening with files that are already associated with programs.

    If there is a setting available to instruct Windows to honour the file type associations already set, that would be great, but I am not averse to editing the Registry or harmlessly deleting whatever program keeps asking this. I recently renamed wmprph in order to prevent it showing "previews" of music files. If there is a program I can rename or delete in order to stop Windows from always asking, that's fine.

    In short, knowing that all file types are already associated, how do I get Windows to stop asking this?

    Thanks!
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  2.    25 Mar 2018 #2

    SaladGoat said: View Post
    This happens a lot. I double-click a file to open and a popup windows appears asking How do you want to open this file?

    It already has the program associated with it highlighted, but I still have to check the box to Always use this program and then click OK.

    These are file types that are already associated with programs. And yes, I do know how to do that.

    All the searching I've done on this topic only tells how to associate file types with programs. But this is happening with files that are already associated with programs.

    If there is a setting available to instruct Windows to honour the file type associations already set, that would be great, but I am not averse to editing the Registry or harmlessly deleting whatever program keeps asking this. I recently renamed wmprph in order to prevent it showing "previews" of music files. If there is a program I can rename or delete in order to stop Windows from always asking, that's fine.

    In short, knowing that all file types are already associated, how do I get Windows to stop asking this?

    Thanks!
    In my experience, if you've set your defaults and check marked 'Always use this program...', you should be okay;

    However,
    If you've since installed another program that handles the same protocol, or

    if you've since opened the same type of file with some other program, just once, it'll start asking you all over again.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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